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Date: 03/17/23 19:50
Two Live-One Dead
Author: MacBeau

Three units back toward waiting tonnage in the departure yard at West Colton last month, the closest unit to the camera silent as a tomb.
Be of good cheer,
—Mac
www.lowellamrine.com




Date: 03/17/23 21:14
Re: Two Live-One Dead
Author: NPEDDIE

Great shot!!

What are the two tracks going off to the left of the locos?

Ed Burns



Date: 03/17/23 21:24
Re: Two Live-One Dead
Author: PHall

NPEDDIE Wrote:
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> Great shot!!
>
> What are the two tracks going off to the left of
> the locos?
>
> Ed Burns

The to the far left is Mainline 1 and the other one goes to the ballon track. West Colton Yard faces east, all westbound trains towards LA need to go around the ballon to depart in the correct direction.



Date: 03/18/23 06:52
Re: Two Live-One Dead
Author: espee4ever

Where is Slover mountain? Has it really been that long since I’ve been to Pepper Avenue? Thanks for sharing this image, I wasn’t aware the view changed that much looking East!
—Michael



Date: 03/18/23 07:23
Re: Two Live-One Dead
Author: TheButcherofBena

I initially thought this referred to the future crew consist agreement (or lack there of)...



Date: 03/18/23 07:39
Re: Two Live-One Dead
Author: ntharalson

espee4ever Wrote:
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> Where is Slover mountain? Has it really been that
> long since I’ve been to Pepper Avenue? Thanks
> for sharing this image, I wasn’t aware the view
> changed that much looking East!
> —Michael

I believe Slover Mountain, or what's left of it. is out of the frame to the right.  Thanks for posting.  

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 03/18/23 09:39
Re: Two Live-One Dead
Author: MacBeau

Actually, that diminutive pile of whitish earth in the distance is all that remains of the mountain.
—Mac

ntharalson Wrote:
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> espee4ever Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Where is Slover mountain? Has it really been
> that
> > long since I’ve been to Pepper Avenue? Thanks
> > for sharing this image, I wasn’t aware the
> view
> > changed that much looking East!
> > —Michael
>
> I believe Slover Mountain, or what's left of it.
> is out of the frame to the right.  Thanks for
> posting.  
>
> Nick Tharalson,
> Marion, IA



Date: 03/18/23 17:24
Re: Two Live-One Dead
Author: PHall

The late Slover Mountain is no more. The last of it was consumed by the cement plant about 10 years ago. The cement plant is gone too.



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